Tenure-track Assistant Professor

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Posted 2 years ago

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology (Dr. Kenton M. Sanders, Chair) are currently inviting applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor Level. The applicant should have a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D., at least two years of relevant postdoctoral research experience, and strong career goals of developing an independently-funded research program that fits within the thematic focus of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Signaling in the Cardiovascular System, a new Phase I COBRE Center funded by the National Institutes of General Medicine (Center Director and PI, Dr. Scott Earley). The applicant must be eligible to become a Project Leader in the Center’s COBRE Program grant (P20GM130459; PAR-16-415). The position will be highly competitive with regard to start-up funds, laboratory space, and salary. Through the COBRE program the candidate will be eligible to receive a minimum of 3 years of research support and formal, proactive mentorship from a group of multi-disciplinary, internationally recognized faculty members involved cardiovascular research. The COBRE program is a cooperative program between the departments of Pharmacology and Physiology and Cell Biology, and stimulating collaborations with investigators in either department are available. Selection will be based on excellence in research, the potential to develop and sustain an outstanding research program and commitment to teaching of medical and graduate students. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, cerebral small vessel disease and vascular-related dementia, neuronal cardiovascular control mechanisms, ion channels and cell-surface receptors in cardiovascular disease, optogenetics and dynamic imaging of vascular tissues and the molecular biology of vascular development and/or remodeling.

The Center supports two advanced Core laboratory facilities: A transgenic animal genotyping and phenotyping core, and a high temporal and spatial resolution imaging core. Notable capabilities and instrumentation available through these cores include radiotelemetry monitoring of blood pressure and heart rate in mice, echocardiography, in vivo optogenetic modulation of neuronal activity and blood flow in the brain, in vivo  multiphoton microscopy, single-molecule localization super-resolution microscopy, and lattice lightsheet microscopy. Candidates with the ability and intent to utilize one or more of these cutting-edge technologies in their research projects would benefit greatly from their association with the COBRE.

UNR School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Reno, Nevada is a vibrant small city located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Mountains, close to San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite National Park. The city offers many attractive recreational, cultural and lifestyle opportunities. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by June 30, 2019. Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, curriculum vita, description of research accomplishments (as in NIH Biosketch) and future objectives to: Please direct the attention of prospective candidates to the following Website URL to make an application:


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